Max’s First Word by Rosemary Wells is part of the Max series. The particular book we have is a board book perfect for toddlers. Ours is well worn from being “read” by both our toddlers for years.
What I disliked:
I am not a big fan of the Max series. I think there’s a correlating cartoon or something too on tv, but it’s so slow that I was glad my kids liked “reading” it to themselves.
What I liked:
When my kids were preschoolers and asked me to read it to them, I reminded them about how hard I tried to get them to say “mama” first, but my daughter’s first word was “shoe” and my son’s was “dada.” I made a joke about how hard it was to teach them to talk, just like the characters in this book, so they giggled throughout the entire book every time. I accidentally made it one of their favorites because at that age of repetition they loved hearing the same story multiple times.
Where to find it:
We were blessed by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library with this book; however, given how much use it received in our house, I would easily pay $5-8 for this book. You can find it from Amazon sellers here.